On the cover: Cairo's New Wave: A fresh contingent of underground musicians and artists forge escape routes from the harsh realities of life in the Egyptian capital. By Maha ElNabawi. Plus: Mongolian Rock: Though widely accepted as an antique artform in the West, in Mongolia rock is a vital bulwark against the forces of oppression. By Josh Feola. Alan Tomlinson: Since the early 1970s the UK trombonist and improvisor has balanced unorthodox strategies and playful humour with a serious commitment to his art. By Mike Barnes. Also in this issue: Red Brut, Tasos Stamou, Okzharp & Manthe Ribane, Yasuaki Shimizu, Zimoun, Global Ear in Auckland, Invisible Jukebox with Angélique Kidjo, Spencer Clark chooses The Inner Sleeve, an Epiphany by Seymour Wright, plus the usual mass of albums, books and shows reviewed, and much more.